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Posted: 08/18/09 02:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my Cummins Onan P4300ie last year when Costco had an online sale. The generator works great, I boondocked last winter and it ran well and was quiet, I try to run it monthly when not RV'ing. Last week I went to use it and the battery was dead because I had not run it for 2 months, a couple pulls on the rope and I was up and running. I ran it all day at my house while an electrician was replacing my breaker box, ran 2 tv's and a couple of Patton fans. It weighs 162 pounds but easilly rolls anywhere I want because it has wheels, when I take it RV'ing I have my son help me load it in my truck bed where I chain it up for the duration of the trip.
My question is to other owners of this genny or the Robin Subaru or John Deere 4300 as to how well theirs have worked for them? any problems?

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Yep, I bought mine about the same time on sale from Costco. I've never bothered with a battery yet. Easy to start, runs smooth, quiet and runs my RV without any issues. I'd been looking at these for a long time as I wanted more than 3000 watts and felt I hit the lottery when it went on sale for 1/2 price.


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I have the Robins/Suburu verison (yellow) Cummins is red and there is a green one with John Deer on it. Its got 170 hours on it with no problems. They also make a 3200 verison. If you have a GoSafety hardware store near you the one near me has the 4300 for $1500 which is a smoking deal

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Same deal, Costco 1/2 price. Love it, but mounted on rear of fifth can't use manual start w/o dropping swing mount. So far has always started on battery. Excercise it monthly with air and microwave. Also have used it on farm; very handy.
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Missed Costco, sort of, bought one from someone who didn't off ebay. One issue about am month ago was running the AC in the driveway and all of us sudden it just quit. Restarted ran fine as soon as I put a load it quit. Called Cummins repairs, they weren't familiar with the unit, hadn't seen one. Little worried but figured it had to get fixed. Day before taking it in I started it again and it ran fine on load. Never touched anything no reset nothing. Soooo, we'll wait and see. Wished it was a bit quiter but heck for the price I ain't complaining.
Oh by the way the one that Costco said they diodn't have because they were sold out and weren't going to offer rainchecks came two days later.

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Castaic Lion wrote:

Missed Costco, sort of, bought one from someone who didn't off ebay. One issue about am month ago was running the AC in the driveway and all of us sudden it just quit. Restarted ran fine as soon as I put a load it quit. Called Cummins repairs, they weren't familiar with the unit, hadn't seen one. Little worried but figured it had to get fixed. Day before taking it in I started it again and it ran fine on load. Never touched anything no reset nothing. Soooo, we'll wait and see. Wished it was a bit quiter but heck for the price I ain't complaining.
Oh by the way the one that Costco said they diodn't have because they were sold out and weren't going to offer rainchecks came two days later.

That's an interesting problem you describe. So far Iv'e had no issues with mine. Since I need to exercise mine instead of the heater I usually use I'll connect my trailer and crank up the A/C unit. As for Costco, apparantly they sold out on the P4300ie units they had in stock and they dropped the listing from their website when they sold out. They still have a listing for the P3200ie model.

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Lantley
Thanks much for including the pics. That's a great box you have for your genny. My question is how you have your platform built and connected to the frame (I'm assuming)? All advice I've heard was all negative on using a platform on the rear of a TT.

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The platform was custom fabricated. It is directly welded to the I beam on both sides. A new steel bumper was also made and welded to the rear to replace the original.
I have had this set up going on two full season now. So far no issues.
The platform has worked well for me. But each trailer is different. Some rigs will easily accept a large genset and platform and some will not. The platform will definitely alter your tongue weight and balance of your rig. Nevertheless I can say adding a large heavy genset to the rear can be done successfully.


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Don't you have remote control? Is the enclosure of welded design? Again, kudos.

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I have a Robins 4300is mounted on the rear of my TT. Just turn the key and I have full power wherever I am. Boondocking, lunch breaks power outages at home, whatever.I have run my unit 2 days straight with no issues. I missed the great Costco deal. I purchased my unit used on about 3 years ago Ebay. Changed the oil and spark plugs annually, Otherwise all I do is turn the key. I have never needed to pull the cord.









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